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Robert Tamble graduated from Smithville High School in 1979 and later attended Texas A&M University receiving a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology. He was a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Cadet Corps (Squadron Nine).
Prior to working for the City of Smithville, Robert spent 28-years as a Corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Executive in the aerospace, semiconductor, and battery energy storage industries. In his early career, he was responsible for conducting system safety analyses of various military and civilian payloads flown aboard the Space Shuttle. Later, Robert was responsible for developing world class EHS programs for both Applied Materials, Inc. and Xtreme Power, Inc.
Robert has been married to Sheila Tamble (Scoggins) for 32-years. They have two boys – Mathew (age-30) and Mark (age-26). Robert has lived in Smithville the past 43-years and has always been active member of the community. He served as a Scout Leader, T-ball coach, Little Dribblers coach, and Pop Warner Football coach. He was the Chairman of the SISD School Facilities / Citizens Advisory Committee that put together and passed a successful bond package for the new High School in 2002. Robert served 3-terms on the Smithville City Council from 2007-2013. Due to corporate downsizing in early 2014 (and prior experience as a Councilmember) Robert was asked by the Smithville City Council to fill-in as the Interim City Manager when Tex Middlebrook resigned. Robert accepted the position on a permanent basis on June 1, 2014.
Expect Traffic Delays on Loop 230 and Main – Thursday, May 11, 2017
TXDOT will be installing pedestal arms for new traffic signals at the intersection of Loop 230 and Main Street between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. There wil...read more >
Traffic Delays Expected – BP MS-150 (April 30, 2017)
Expect traffic delays on Hwy 71 and FM 153 in Smithville due to the annual BP MS-150 Fundraiser bike ride from Houston to Austin on Sunday, April 30, 2017....read more >
Main Street Closure on Wednesday, March 15th
An ABC TV pilot will be filmed on Main Street this Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The 200 block of Main Street from Loop 230 to 1st Street will be closed...read more >